The AHO is a statutory authority with an all Aboriginal Advisory Board, established in 1998.
The objectives of the AHO as outlined under the Aboriginal Housing Act 1998 (NSW) are principally to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to affordable, quality housing which is appropriate to their social and cultural requirements.
Under the Act, the AHO's principle functions are to:
- plan, develop and deliver programs and services to assist Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders in meeting their housing needs ensure that registered Aboriginal housing organisations are accountable, effective and skilled in the delivery of Aboriginal housing programs and services;
- advise the Minister on Aboriginal housing policy; and
- encourage the sustainable employment of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders in the delivery of Aboriginal housing assistance through the development and implementation of employment strategies.
The AHO is based in Parramatta with regional offices in Dubbo and Coffs Harbour.
Positions in the AHO can become available in a range of areas such as policy and community development, community housing, human resources, office administration, asset management and training.
Leanne Kennedy & Melissa Morrison
The AHO actively encourages Aboriginal people to apply for positions within AHO and also seeks to attract details of Aboriginal people who may have an interest in short term temporary employment. Details of those interested will be placed on a Temporary Employment Register and considered as opportunities become available.
Cadetships are another avenue available to introduce and promote young Aboriginal people to complete studies through the provision of part-time employment and study allowances.
The AHO offers stability and public sector conditions of service, which are very generous. A job with the AHO means working with a group of highly professional people whose activities impact daily on the live of Aboriginal people in NSW.
See AHO Job Vacancies.